July 2009 - Tony Bennett replies to Alexandra Correia about a proposed conference about Madeleine in Praia da Luz in 2010

The McCanns are greeted by 100 Moroccan children carrying posters of Madeleine

Subject: Re: [FWD: A comment from Alexandra Correia]
Date: Thursday, 2 July, 2009, 9:28 PM

Dear Mr Correia,

Thank you for your e-mail.

The intention of your proposed conference is at present too vague for us to be able to say whether we would support it.

We are very much concerned with your theme of ‘Our role as parents in the 21st century’. Child rights and ‘child security’ are also issues we’re very much concerned with.

You speak about all the children ‘that don’t feel safe’. Here, we perhaps disagree with what may be the focus of your proposed conference.

Some children do not feel safe because the Madeleine McCann story has made them fear that they might be snatched from their own beds by an evil abductor. We had many reports in Britain of children being frightened. Some of them were made frightened by being made to wear T-shirts with Madeleine’s photo on. This of course made them think very directly about the possibility that they too might be snatched. We think it is a form of child abuse to make very young children have unreasonable fears that they could be snatched from their bed by a stranger.

The Madeleine Foundation was set up so that we can all learn the right lessons from what really happened to Madeleine McCann. If she was abducted from her bed by a stranger, then we would agree that the abductor must be found. But of course, prevention always being better than cure. The main lesson parents need to learn from this event is never to leave young children alone, which is a theme we have emphasised ever since being founded. It is regrettable that the McCanns have never given out this message. They have never urged parents to stay at all times close to their young children (or make sure another responsible adult does so).

On the contrary, they have promoted schemes like ‘Amber Alert’ which of course only come into operation when a parent has failed to protect their child from being abducted.

But we go further and we do not believe that Madeleine McCann was abducted. We support the view of the original senior detective in the case, Goncalo Amaral, that Madeleine McCann died in her parents’ apartment in Praia da Luz, probably as the result of an accident. I have written a 64-page booklet, titled: “What Really Happened to Madeleine McCann? - 60 Reasons which suggest she was not abducted”, which explains in clear terms all the many reasons for doubting the McCanns’ claim that Madeleine was abducted. If the conference would allow us to speak on this issue, we should indeed be pleased to supply a speaker.

That brings me to my final point in this e-mail. Namely, that children are far, far more at risk of harm from their parents, their immediate family and their parents’ close friends than from anyone else. Nearly all young children who are killed are killed by their own parents. There are many cases where children have lost their lives through their parents’ neglect, negligence, an accident in their parents’ care, or deliberate act, and those parents have then attempted to cover up the death by claiming abduction - which is what we think happened in the Madeleine McCann case. Again, if we could be permitted to speak on the subject of the risk of harm to children from their own immediate family, we would be pleased to contribute to this conference.

I note your name is Alexandra Correia. This is very similar to the name of the Portuguese lawyer from Madeira who has been representing child-murderess Leonor Cipriano and trying to frame Goncalao Amaral on trumped-up charges of being involved in beating a suspect. His name is Marcos Alexandre Aragao Correia.

Perhaps you could kindly confirm that you are not one and the same person? - many thanks.

We look forward to hearing from you again.


Tony Bennett
The Madeleine Foundation
0044 1279 635789

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: A comment from Alexandra Correia
Date: Mon, June 29, 2009 10:11 pm

A form has been submitted on June 29, 2009, via: [IP]

Your Name: Alexandra Correia
Email: alxcorreia@*****.pt
Website: http://

Dear Sir, I’ve been watching this sad case very attentively and I think this happening demands an international and informal meeting. I thought it might happen on May 2010 in Ocean Club, with a professional organization where the main theme would be “which is our role as a parents in XXI century?” we can focus on child rights and how we may behave as a community regarding child security. I can contact Ocean Club to check if they get us a special rate for a very special occasion and I can check aero companies for good ratings to get as many families as we can on May 2010. We may invite serious media to cover this event. I think this is a serious and decent thing we can do not only for Madeleine but for all the children that don’t feel safe. After Madeleine investigation starts pointing to the parents I get very upset. As time went on I didn’t loose my indignation but McCann’s started loosing weight in my mind and I start thinking what to do with such happening that has changed our life for ever. Because we all were deeply touched by Madeleine’s tragedy. I’m looking forward to hear your opinion on this matter, Alexandra Correia

Source: Truth for Madeleine

Child abuse: An Moroccan child in full 'Maddie' regalia

The Sun says the McCanns are “overwhelmed”. Kate McCann says: “It highlights how beautiful and special children are.”

And how they can be coerced into doing just about anything…

Source: The Insider

Maddie's "nose bleed" markers on the wall behind the sofa

"Immediately after the discovery of traces of blood in the apartment, the mother, in the course of an interview with a Portuguese magazine, revealed that Madeleine had a nose bleed. But the bleeding could be associated with certain pathologies." (Quote from Gonçalo Amaral's book "Maddie: L'Enquête Interdite": The Forbidden Investigation)


And it's not just children who have been frightened by the McCanns:

"What happened to Madeleine McCann scared the s**t out of me." Ben Gander


Discussions at the 3 arguidos:

The Sun - Ref: to Madeleine Mccann - with comments

July 2009 - Tony Bennett replies to Alexandra Correia